The Dance Program provides an opportunity for concentrated study in dance within a liberal arts curriculum. The program is grounded in the development of students as articulate movers, thinkers, writers, speakers, and creators of dance, providing a balance between artistic expression, technical proficiency, and scholarly inquiry. Students are instructed by experienced, professional faculty, comprised of seasoned educators and working artists.
·To be an integral part of the general education
curriculum and liberal arts studies at the university.
·To provide technically sound, varied course
offerings in dance.
·To offer courses that develop an understanding
of the aesthetic, historical, and kinesiological values of dance.
·To provide a student-centered curriculum,
oSupport of student initiated activities
oProvision of student leadership opportunities;
oThe promotion of performance as integral to
·To encourage and develop creative individual
expression within each student.
·To provide students with rich experiences in the
studio, classroom, and through performance that enhance skill and knowledge of
·To encourage students to reflect critically,
communicate effectively, and conduct themselves professionally through the
study of dance.